Those that attended our September lecture may recall that our guest speaker, Steve Fossey, mentioned that John Flamsteed had made a probable supernova discovery in Cassiopeia.
It has never been proven and so to this day, whether or not Flamsteed had made this discovery remains a mystery.
Fuelling a potential desire for Flamsteed members to unravel this mystery, Steve has kindly sent through a link to an article on Flamsteed’s observation of 3 Cas (possible Cas A SN) for us to read:
Steve noted, “I don’t know if this is the last word on the subject (it was way back in 1980), but in case it is of interest to you … the author seems pretty convinced.”
Certainly a mystery that begs to be solved!
Wow! Great story! Many thanks to Steve for coming back to us about this.